New Custom Bow Calculator

We’ve put up some calculator pages to make it easier to see what our custom bow packages look like.  The Calculator is simple to use. Just check off the features you would like to have for your custom recurve or longbow, and the total price appears in the box near the bottom.  The totals are automatically adjusted also when you deselect an item.  Go ahead a try it by clicking here or just look for the “custom orders” link at the top of every page.

When you’ve narrowed down your choices you can hit the submit button and get a copy of the details in your e-mail.  Cari-bow will get a copy also, and we can communicate  if you have further questions.  We hope this new tool helps you in the decision making process!

Understanding Draw Force Curves

extra energy shown in a draw force curve
The yellow area above the baseline shows the extra energy that is stored in a recurve or reflex-deflex design.

One of the biggest buzz word phrases in archery is “draw force curves”.   If you have interest in what a draw force curve is, and how to interpret one, you might want to check out my page on the topic here.  I really enjoy using a bow that handles well, packs a lot of energy to the arrow, and still shoots smoothly.  I have avoided making bows that simply throw arrows at a high velocity, in favor of designs that will shoot smoothly with minimum noise.  I find these bows to be just as efficient as the “power bows” and they are a joy to shoot.  You don’t need a degree in physics to understand a draw force curve, so please check the page out if you have interest!  I think you’ll have a little more understanding about what your fellow archers are aiming for.

Cari-bow Reviews & Testimonials

Trudy & Bob Dryden Take Home The Gold & Silver With Cari-bow’s!

What do our customers have to say about Cari-bow recurves and longbows?

Please visit the Cari-bow reviews and testimonials page here to find out!

If you’d like to be included on the page, please let us know of your experience

or success in the field.  Photos are also greatly appreciated!

Takedown Feature for Cari-bow Tuktu Recurve Bow

Takedown pieces.
A fiberglass mold preserves all the strength and performance on the Tuktu EX.

The Cari-bow Tuktu EX recurve is now available as a 2 piece take down model!  The Tuktu has been performing great as a one piece, and the 2 piece option will give you more ability to carry it in tight places.  You can view some of the photos of the Cari-bow takedown mechanism by clicking the links below.  Another image of the two piece take down mechanism can be seen on the Cari-bow home page.  More photos of the Tuktu can be seen on the handmade recurve bow page.  You can also check our inventory page for Tuktu’s on hand and ready to ship!

Tuning & Maintenance Of Your Cari-bow

If you’ve purchased a Cari-bow there are a few things you can do to make sure it is set up correctly. Follow these procedures and your Cari-bow will serve you well. Read the article here.